Akira Roland Book Scholarship - Annually Fund
Donor information – Akira Roland is a current student at Lamar University who ended up taking out a lot of student loans. Akira would like other students that normally only qualify for loans, to be eligible for this scholarship.
From, and about, Akira T Roland:
I was born in Corpus Christi, but raised in Beaumont. I am a single mother of a 10 year old little girl. I started working on my BAAS degree almost 8 years ago. Due to financial pressures of trying to pay for school, childcare and bills, I dropped out 4 times. So, after 7 and a half years, I am finally graduating in August. I earned my Associate’s degree of applied sciences from L.I.T. back in 2012. Therefore, my BAAS degree would have only taken an additional 2 years… life happened. I am a survivor of domestic violence, which is why I am a single mother. I realized there were not many scholarships or grants for my particular degree. Also, I want to help someone in the same boat as I am. I know that no matter what, God always provides. Getting through school is tough enough, so I want to make things a little easier for someone else. Thank you for this opportunity.
o Amount and Frequency of Award – This scholarship is being established in July, 2019 with a gift of $500 to be awarded in two $250 scholarships in the Fall 2019 semester.
o Major/Degree/Concentration – Recipients must be pursuing a degree in Applied Arts and Sciences.
o Overall GPA – Recipients must have a 3.5 GPA to qualify.
o Class Load Requirements – Full time or part-time students as required by the degree curriculum.
o Recipient Requirement – Recipients must be students that do not qualify for the Pell grant.